Invisalign vs Traditional Braces – What’s The Difference?

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If you are considering braces vs Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you may have lots of questions. Which is more effective? Which is more affordable? You obviously want to choose the treatment that will do the job. So, Invisalign vs traditional braces which option is the better choice for YOU?

Orthodontic treatments that use either braces or Invisalign clear aligners are just two of the many techniques used by dental professionals to straighten teeth. Both braces and Invisalign were designed to align teeth while having the additional benefit of improving your smile and oral health.

What are the differences of Invisalign vs traditional braces?

Invisalign was created with the intention of being  invisible and it utilizes a set of clear plastic trays as a means of achieving the desired position of your teeth. Traditional braces, on the other hand, usually make use of metal wires and metal brackets with an aim of getting the most ideal movement or position for the teeth.

Do you want to straighten your teeth, but without the stigma and discomfort of traditional metal braces? Invisalign provides you with clear removable aligner trays made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free clear plastic worn over your teeth (think of a gum shield but much thinner) to subtly and gently align them.  The aligners are specifically molded to fit your teeth and you get a new set every couple of weeks as you treatment progresses. Another common question we get asked is Does Invisalign hurt?.

Customers first began using Invisalign in 2000 and since then, the Invisalign system has treated over a million satisfied patients. Though braces of any type certainly require some sort of investment, Invisalign aligners are very similar in cost to traditional metal braces.  Many patients prefer the convenience and ease of Invisalign and find that it is worth the cost to get the smile of their dreams. Before you begin treatment, at Sachar Dental, we offer a free consultation so you can learn more about Invisalign and find out if it is right choice for you!

Sachar Dental is a cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, and restorative dentistry practice conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan at 20 East 46th Street Suite 1301 and Fifth Avenue, just a short distance from Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, the Diamond District, and Rockefeller Center. Dr. Sandip Sachar has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Dentists” and is known as one of the foremost cosmetic dentists in Manhattan, Visit our website at to see our new patient specials. Call 212-752-1163 to set an appointment for Invisalign clear aligners.